Author: Seattle Area Archivists

Free webinar via ARCC/Educational Resources Working Group

Forging a New Vision for Religious Archives

Thursday, May 6, 2021

9 a.m. PDT || 12 Noon EDT || 5:00 p.m. GMT

Forging a New Vision for Religious Archives is an international webinar focusing on the preservation and promotion of Catholic religious community archives. Reflecting the diversity of the Church’s religious institutes, religious women and men served a global audience by sponsoring educational institutions, medical care facilities, charitable agencies, and catechetical missions.  These historical collections provide foundational material for understanding world history and offer primary sources for documenting the urban working-class experience, immigrant assimilation, gender identity, the formation of ethnic leadership, and the religious encounter with non-Western peoples.  

Each speaker provides relevant information from the point of view of a religious leader, an archivist, and a scholar. The webinar provides an opportunity for people to understand the importance of preserving these records and making them available to community members, residents, scholars.  Although communities may close, their work and legacy will live on in these repositories.

For more information about the webinar consult ARCC’s website, www.archivalrcc.org. To register for this 75 minute webinar, please connect use this link: https://forms.gle/BnjPUtYtdcZE56Pu8 

Registration will close on Friday, April 30, 2021.  ARCC would like to thank Saint Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas for hosting the event.

Virtual Event: “Ask Us!”

Election season is here for SeaAA. Nominate yourself or another for one of the 2021-2023 steering committee positions. 

Are you interested in running for the SeaAA Steering Committee but need more details about the positions? Drop in anytime during our upcoming Q&A and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

“Ask Us” with SeaAA current committee 

When: Monday, April 12th, 5:30pm to 7pm

Where: Zoom (no registration required). Zoom link has been sent to all members via an email blast – if you did not get the email and would like to attend, please email us and we will make sure you get the link.

If you cannot make the event, please feel free to email us anytime at seattle.area.archivists@gmail.com

SeaAA 2021-2023 Steering Committee: Call for Nominations

Folks, it’s time to nominate yourself or others for a position on the SeaAA Steering Committee.  All five positions are open for nominations:

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Treasurer 
  • Secretary
  • Member-at-Large

Nominations will close on April 30. Voting will run May 1- May 12. Results to be announced May 14. Transition will occur through rest of May to end of June.

To nominate yourself or another, please send an email to seattle.area.archivists@gmail.com with your name, a short bio, a picture, and let us know if you have a specific position in mind (if you don’t  – that’s okay). 

Not sure you want to run? Need more details? We will be hosting a “Ask Us!” session ON APRIL 12 from 5:30pm to 7pm via Zoom (evet link was sent via email; if you didn’t get it please email us at seattle.area.archivists@gmail.com and we will make sure you get it). If you cannot make that, you can email seattle.area.archivists@gmail.com with any questions you may have!

Gates Archive Internship

Summary: Gates Archive is the private archive of the personal and philanthropic collections of the Gates family. Committed to creating a culture of learning and belonging, we are a team working to build an archive with a focus towards digital-forward processes.

The Gates Archive seeks interns to gain experience working with archival materials. This opportunity is designed for interns to work with the Gates Archive team to acquire the skills essential for professional practice while contributing to the work of the organization. These are paid internships, scheduled to begin in June 2021 with full or part-time options. The interns will have the opportunity to complete a bounded project and gain experience working in all archive services program areas, as well as with archive technology solutions.

Interns will work remotely with our Seattle, WA based team, with options to work onsite dependent on COVID-19 guidance and restrictions. This position entails a background check.

Responsibilities:
– To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the core responsibilities.
– Work closely with and under the direction of the Gates Archive team to:
Survey, analyze, organize, and describe records of archival collections
– Apply appropriate preservation and storage measures for archival materials (electronic and physical)
– Learn about workflows for the acquisition, processing, preservation, and access of archival materials, including audiovisual, digitized, and born-digital materials
– Maintain statistics, reports, and other metrics to improve collection management functions as necessary
– Operate in an environment which prioritizes the values of teamwork, trust, professionalism and stewardship
– Fulfill other organizational duties as required

Skills and Abilities:
– Must be able to work collegially and collaboratively
– Highly organized with strong attention to detail
– Ability to prioritize work, set goals and milestones, and meet deadlines
– Proficient with Microsoft Office; familiarity with SharePoint, content management systems, and business communication platforms
– Familiarity with modern archival theory, standards, and practices and their implementation. This knowledge includes an understanding of appraisal methods, arrangement and description, preservation, and access (digital/physical)
– Familiarity with common library and archive metadata and content standards (e.g., DACS, EAD, and AAT); familiarity with a variety of metadata standards
– Familiarity with information technologies used in special collections and archives environments (e.g., collection management, digital asset management, and digital preservation systems)
– Familiarity with approaches to working with private or sensitive information

Education and Experience:
– Enrolled in or a recent graduate of a program of graduate or undergraduate study in Archival Studies, Library & Information Science, or related field such as History, Public History, Communications, or Computer Science.

Deadline for applications: Review of applications will begin on April 5, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the date the review begins.

To apply, submit a résumé and cover letter to careers@gatesarchive.com

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=8f4d3e9085&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1693705968782526988&th=1781409adf3dca0c&view=att&disp=inline

NOTES:2 openings.

Additional Salary Information: $20/hr. (undergraduate); $25/hr. (graduate)